Gimp rc on Gutsy - why?

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Mon Jan 7 18:54:34 GMT 2008

John DeCarlo wrote:
> On Jan 7, 2008 10:39 AM, Nigel Ridley <nigel at> wrote:
>> D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
>>> On Friday 04 January 2008, Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>>> My daughter is complaining that her gutsy install only has gimp rc
>>>> (release candidate) available - and that there are loads of things that
>>>> don't work.
>>>> Why is there no 'stable' version available - or at least one that works
>>>> [mostly]?
> I noticed that my version, just doing regular updates, is now at 2.4.2.
> This is not an RC version, but an update to 2.4
> Maybe doing an update via the Gutsy repositories will help?
>> Sorry for taking so long to reply - I finally managed to get my daughter
>> to write down the problem:
>> She wants to add a border to an image. She right-clicks > Filters >
>> Decor > Border. She chooses a size in the dialogue box (1 for both x &
>> y) then OK.
>> The Gimp starts the process but ends with an error message:
>>        Gimp Message
>> Plug-in 'Add Border' left image undo in inconsistent state, closing open
>> undo groups.
> This works fine for me.
> I would suggest doing an update  (command line would be something like:
> sudo aptitude safe-upgrade) and see if you get a newer version with more
> bug-fixes.  I have 2.4.2 now.
> The other would be checking memory usage and swap space usage.  Perhaps
> doing this operation when first starting GIMP would work, while later when
> more memory is in use it would not.

It is a fresh gutsy install with all updates (just did an update; 
dist-upgrade). The Gimp is still 'Release Candidate'.
I played with the 'decor' scripts in the 'filters' menu and all but the 
first two (border and bevel border) work. Border gives the error message 
whilst bevel border doesn't do anything. After trying any of the two 
border effects, I have to close and restart the Gimp in order for those 
scripts to start [trying to] work again.

I will try on another gusty machine tomorrow.....



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